Srinagar (10.10.2021): Speculation is rife that Shah Faesal (IAS: 2010:AGMUT) may be appointed as the advisor of J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha. Sinha’s advisor Baseer Khan was relieved of the said charge last week.
However, the government is tight-lipped about the former IAS officer’s fresh appointment. Off late, Faesal has been repeatedly praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah on social media.
Faesal had resigned as president of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement.
Faesal had resigned as an IAS officer in 2018, citing personnel reasons. He was detained at the Delhi airport on August 4, 2019, a day before Parliament pushed through constitutional changes revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcating it into two Union territories, J&K and Ladakh.